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MikeD
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Baton Rouge
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Fish ID
And how to catch? These suckers were probably 20 lb. minimum.

This is in a small BR pond that we’ve never seen activity like this before. Link is a YouTube video that shows two of the fish. They were going crazy in the reeds almost looking like redfish when marsh fishing.

Some kind of carp?

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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: Fish ID
Carp.


choupiquesushi
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yaton rouge
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re: Fish ID
alxtgr you sure that's not buffalo?


bbvdd
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Member since Jun 2009
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re: Fish ID
grass carp would be my guess.

They are lots of fun on a fly rod.

You can use a little nymph pattern to catch them.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: Fish ID
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alxtgr you sure that's not buffalo?


No, I just have never seen buffalo do that. Could be based on the color of some I saw.


bbvdd
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Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
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re: Fish ID
I think it's grass carp getting ready to spawn. I've seen them do that before.


Tuscaloosa
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re: Fish ID
Grass carp is my bet as well. My granddad was a farmer and kept catfish in his irrigation ponds as a hobby. He always kept a few grass carp in his ponds, and they'd cause a commotion just like that certain times of the year. When I was a kid, I accidentally hooked one of those suckers. That was a hell of a fight for an 8 year old.
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WPBTiger
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re: Fish ID
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Fish ID


Grass carp


quote:

And how to catch?


Can you throw a cast net?


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MikeD
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
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re: Fish ID
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I think it's grass carp getting ready to spawn. I've seen them do that before.


I could see that they were definitely making some pretty good contact with each other.

Looking at the buffalo fish, there is an extension on the dorsal fin. Next time there is commotion I’ll see if I can pick that up.


High Tide 07
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re: Fish ID
Some fine eatin rt there baw. I boil em then season with paprika


PillageUrVillage
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omegaman66
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greenwell springs
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re: Fish ID
Bluegill. 100%!


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SlackMaster
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2009
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re: Fish ID
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Grass Carp.


Are these native to Louisiana? The reason I ask is that I walk my dogs near the LSU lakes at 5:00am and it's too dark to see but I hear alot of splashing in the lake similar to this. Carp?
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choupiquesushi
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They are lots of fun on a fly rod.
had two world records in early 2000s...rascals get airborne too...


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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: Fish ID
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Are these native to Louisiana?
No, and I am almost certain that if they are carp, they are not grass carp.


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